Sunday, 25 September 2016

September update

Hi!

An update. Most of the plants are still out on the balcony. Temperatures are almost summer-like.

Here is the classic - Chile de arbol.

This one is new for me. Yellow chicken heart. It's really hotter than I expected.

The good old rocopica. A cross between Capsicum cardenasii and pubescens.

The bode roxa is a beauty. I will try to keep it inside for the winter.

Aji chinchi amarillo. Haven't tasted this one yet. The shape is different, and I'm sure it's a good one :-) Since it's a baccatum.

Pimenta cambuci. Mild, with a nice taste.

I don't know the name of this one. I call it CA1, being a Capsicum annuum. No heat. Like a bell pepper.

This is a type of aji amarillo, but since I lost the name of it, I call it CB1.

Mareka fana (berbere). Haven't tasted it yet. I don't expect it to be so hot. But I have misjudged the heat before.

Roumanian gallo. A peperoncino. Not very hot. It had a rough start with spider mites, but has somewhat recovered.

More pimenta cambuci.

Another "CA1"

 Roumanian gallo.

This is another noname. I call it CA2. The plant reminds me of goatsweed, but the pods are more like serranos. Here is the flower. Capsicum annuum.
 Another CA2.

My old malagueta. I like the way the flowers come in clusters.

CB1. Beautiful shape. That "typical" pepper shape.
 The yellow chicken heart with plenty of pods.

Malagueta flowers. Capsicum frutescens. A great plant. I guess it likes it a little warmer than here in Stockholm, but it's doing fine.

Another CB1. Nice shape.

And last, but not least, my favorite - dedo de moca.

Wishing you a great week!
   Mats

Monday, 29 August 2016

Succulent

Hi!

My 10+ year old succulent is flowering! What a beauty!







Prickly regards :-)
   Mats

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Cleaning Thursday and getting ready for the radio garden show

Hi!

It's a cloudy Thursday morning, so I took the opportunity to clean the pots. I have noticed that the vermin lay their eggs in the flowerpot dishes (?). So I use steam to clean the dishes.

Not very scientific, but it's a great therapy :-) Here they are. Steamed and cleaned.


Also, don't miss today's radio show :-) http://www.kkup.org/calendar.htm
You can listen live on the Internet.

Hot regards,
  Mats

Saturday, 23 July 2016

An update - 4 varieties

Hi!

Time for a small update.

CAP 1153, one of my favorite Capsicum chacoense

 It doesn't look too good. But I hope there will be some pods, so I can save the seeds.

CA1

I've lost the name of this one. It's a really big fruit. 20cm and heavy weight. I expect it to taste like a bell pepper or similar.

 And a close-up of the flowers.

Malagueta

OK, now we're having a heat wave, in the end of July. But this one has had a really rough start of the season. Hoping for at least some pods.


Chile de arbol

It's funny. This one is a classic variety, but I've never grown it before. I like the shape of it. The flowers are pretty, typical annuum.

Hot regards,
  Mats

White fatalii

Hi!

Finally. My white fatalii is ready to pick. It's taken a long time for it to develop, and it's not so easy to see when it's ready. But the white colour has deepened the last week, so I gave it a try.



Started with a small pod. It should be perfect for our tomato soup :-)

Hot regards,
  Mats

Chile Pepper Forum on KKUP Thursday 28th of July

Welcome to listen to the Chile Pepper Forum on Thursday the 28th of July.





More info here =>http://www.kkup.org/calendar.htm

Regards,
  Mats

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Roumanian gallo

Big excitement. My Peperoncino Roumanian Gallo, that I grow for the first year is ready to taste. Here it is in the pot.
 And here it is ready to be sampled :-)

The taste: Almost a little sweet, but with some heat. It's perfect to eat as it is, or sliced on crisp bread.

Wishing you a great week!
  Mats